“Let’s Win and Join KIA” Elephant, National Treasure Pitcher, Immortal Tigers Legends Gather for 20 Years

On the 25th, the Tigers Legend Meeting held its 20th anniversary event at the Chinese restaurant of the Ramada Renaissance Hotel in Seo-gu, Gwangju. About 50 Tigers’ legions gathered, including former V9 manager Kim Yong-yong and national treasure pitcher Sun Dong-yeol, former manager Kim Sung-han, Yang Seung-ho (former Lotte Giants manager), Lee Soon-cheol (SBS commentator), Lee Dae-jin (former Hanwha second-tier manager), and former KBO president Lee Sang-guk.

The Tigers’ mutual aid association was created in 2003 by players from Haitai Tigers. It was a gathering to remember the glory of the Tigers, who dominated Korean professional baseball in the 1980s and 1990s, and support the eternal Tigers. Every year at the end of the season, he has consistently held meetings and celebrated his 20th anniversary this year.

KIA manager Kim Jong-kook couldn’t attend because he was leading the Okinawa closing camp, but he was happy with his support. Shim Jae-hak also celebrated the 20th anniversary of the legend on behalf of the Tigers club. KT Wiz coach Lee Kang-chul and Hanwha second division coach Lee Dae-jin also helped with the 20th anniversary event. Former LG Twins coach Lee Jong-beom, who was absent, also expressed his feelings. 스포츠토토

Legends went back to their old Tigers days for more than three hours. Song Yoo-seok, who has been in charge of the mutual aid association for 20 years, said, “The bond between each other is getting stronger, maybe because everyone is getting older. Since it’s the 20th anniversary, we even have a celebration. Everyone had a great time talking about old memories,” he said.

Chairman Park Chul-woo said, “It was a time to build a monotonous friendship. Power comes out when you stick together like the immortal Tigers. “I’m happy to see the Tigers legends united,” he said, expressing his gratitude. He then said, “I hope the KIA Tigers will win next year and have a better meeting.”

Coach Kim Yong-yong, who made the players tremble during his active career, also had a good time hanging out with his students. Former head coach Kim grabbed the microphone and said, “I feel that time has passed here. “It feels like yesterday when we won the championship together, but now we are getting old together,” he said, giving laughter to the audience.

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